“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” Leaving a team to branch out on my own this year was not an easy decision. Even with 35 years of experience under my belt, the uncertainty of it all made it feel like my first day on the job. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for these two women — whether it be organizing flyers for mailing or dropping off a coffee to my open house, I realize now more than ever the importance of love and support in small business. Thank you to my wonderful mother and daughter and cheers to a successful year ❤️#supportsmallbusiness#family#threegenerations
The past 5 months, my lovely little family have been on an emotional roller coaster. After two months of monitoring her at the hospital in Tampa we heard the doctors say, “There’s nothing more we can do for [Grandma] Linda. The infection has spread. Just make her comfortable and hospice will take good care of her.” Well, folks, I’m happy to report that miracles happen. My resilient Gram has “BEAT HOSPICE” and is making a slow recovery at her home in Sarasota. I am truly grateful to be able to spend more time with her. Her body fought hard, even when her mind didn’t want to. We gave her permission to go but her body said no. I can’t even... Our family really needed to catch a break. #FromHospiceToHealthy#miracle#iNeedAMiracleEveryday#ThreeGenerations (missing Ellie ❤️)
Abuela, or “Abu” as Lina now calls her, leaves today. It was her first time coming up, and so I wanted to document the visit with some photos of her and the kids. I layed on this mat, in this spot, when I was 9 days past my estimated due date (EDD) with my midwives. We played some games and chatted about life and my past traumas to see if there was anything blocking me from going into labor. They then left to take care of Lina so Luke could come join me while I began taking Cotton Root and Blue Cohosh tinctures to try and get things going while we cuddled on pillows and under blankets, took a moment to just be present together, to look at the light coming through the trees above us, appreciate the forest surrounding us, breathe the clean air, laugh together, and create a mental space for baby. I found it appropriate to close the circle by having both my babies and my own mother sit in the same spot and share some sweet moments.
Watching my mum take my daughter for her first paddle in the sea was just pure gorgeous, heartwarming emotion! 😭😭😭 It didn’t even matter that Everleigh was less than impressed with the water between her bare toes, it’s a moment I’ll always cherish.
I’ve posted about day 1 on our #3generations road trip to the South East of England on the blog today. I know, I even remembered my log-in, get me! 😂
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